Stephen Macek (Ph.D., Comparative Literature 2001) is Associate Professor of Speech Communication, and Coordinator of Urban and Suburban Studies at North Central College, Naperville, Illinois. He teaches courses in media studies, urban studies, persuasion and gender/women studies. His intellectual interests include: news and journalism, film, TV, media policy and reform, philosophy and social theory, urban history and contemporary American politics. Stephen's book, Urban Nightmares: The Media, the Right and the Moral Panic over the City was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2006 and won the Urban Communication Foundation Publication Award in 2007.
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